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Review Time: Rikki

Rikki

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This heart warming book is the story of a mongoose who has an identity crisis.

It starts with Tavi, a mongoose who wants nothing more than to impress his future father-in-law.

Screen Shot 2016 04 07 at 8After a series of failed attempts, Tavi attempts to fight a snake that entered their burrow and winds up injured and lost.

He is taken in by a young boy who helps nurse him back to health, however Tavi no longer remembers his past and has to team up with the other family pets to try to figure out what he is and who he is.

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Tavi is renamed Rikki by the boy, and quickly finds himself at home, as he finds his place in the family as a protector after coming face to face with a snake.

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When his fiancee finds him, she tries to remind him of who he is but it isn’t until after she’s gone that he really remembers his past. Faced with a tough situation, Rikki/Tavi tries to convince his former Mongoose tribe to help the humans they have been so afraid of fight off the cobras that are invading their house.

The Good

  • A sweet story about identity and fitting in, caught me off guard with how touching it was. Who hasn’t felt like a misfit in their life? And finding a place that your family doesn’t necessarily approve of is something so many of us have gone through it felt so human even though it was all happening with animals.
  • The artistic style is really fitting of the tone of the story. It is cute but not too cute so you don’t feel like it is childish.
  • The overall messages around prejudice and acceptance were such an important topic that was covered in a way that never felt preachy or too heavy. It was still fun while being enlightening.

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The Bad

The story was really great and I don’t know if I have anything bad to say about it. It felt kind of like a mini Lion King and I liked how it resolved.

The Art

Again, the art was well suited to the tone of the story, keeping it light enough that it was still fun, but not so much so that it felt like a kids show.

Rikki This heart warming book is the story of a mongoose who has an identity crisis. It starts with Tavi, a mongoose who wants nothing more than to impress his future father-in-law. After a series of failed attempts, Tavi attempts to fight a snake that entered their burrow and winds up injured and lost. He is taken in by a young boy who helps nurse him back to health, however Tavi no longer remembers his past and has to team up with the other family pets to try to figure out what he is and who he is. Tavi is…

The Verdict

10 out of 10!

10 out of 10

This has been my favourite comic I have read in a long time. The story was sweet and captivating with a good message of self discovery. I have nothing bad to say about this story!

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About Tanya Ruiter

Tanya Ruiter is a writer for her own website www.fancysweatpants.com and co-host of the Timely Waffle Podcast. She is often found re-reading Harry Potter, playing Lego video games and watching Marvel movies.

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